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Understanding Nutrition, Update (with 2010 Dietary Guidelines)

Author Information

Eleanor Noss Whitney, Sharon Rady Rolfes

Product Details

ISBN: 9781133108535

Publish Date: 04/28/2011

Publisher: Cengage Learning

Number of pages: 960

Description

Used by more than one million students, Ellie Whitney and Sharon Rady Rolfes's Understanding Nutrition is the best-selling introductory nutrition text on the market today. Understanding Nutrition Update is pre-packaged with a laminated supplement that includes the new Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2010; updates to Healthy People 2020; and updates to the Dietary Reference Intakes for calcium, vitamin D, and sodium in order to provide instructors and students with the most current information. While maintaining the stellar quality and support that discerning instructors demand for the majors course, the new 12th Edition takes Understanding Nutrition to a new level with an emphasis on active learning, assignable content, and integrated resources that support instructors' course objectives and students' future career opportunities. From its beautiful and carefully developed art program to its strong science base, contemporary coverage, and market-leading supplements, the 12th Edition of Understanding Nutrition connects with its readers and continues to set the standard for texts in this market. This text includes 20 chapters beginning with core nutrition topics such as diet planning, macronutrients, and vitamins and minerals, and following with chapters on diet and health, fitness, life span nutrition, food safety, and world hunger. Praised for its consistent level, approachable narrative, and careful explanations of key topics, Understanding Nutrition connects with students--engaging them as it teaches the basic concepts and applications of nutrition. Take a fresh look at Understanding Nutrition.


About This Edition


New Features

  • New: A laminated supplement is pre-packaged with the text that includes the new Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2010; updates to Healthy People 2020, and updates to the DRIs for calcium, vitamin D, and sodium.
  • New: "Try It" activities added to this edition accompany the "How To" lessons to promote active learning and encourage students to practice the problem-solving tasks outlined in the "How To" sections.
  • New: In this edition, the questions in the "Nutrition Portfolio" feature are now correlated to Diet Analysis Plus and require students to use the dietary tracking information to evaluate and compare their personal dietary choices with dietary goals introduced in the text, exploring how their knowledge and behaviors have changed as their understanding of nutrition science progresses.
  • New: "Pop-up Tutors" are lecture videos developed by Dr. Jessica Coppola at Sacramento City College that reinforce key concepts and provide students with further instruction and practice on particularly difficult topics, such as metabolism, digestion, and absorption.
  • New: Detachable Study Cards at the end of the book provide concise summaries of the key chapter concepts along with key figures and study questions. These cards are perforated and designed for students to use as a quick review for exams.
  • New: Highlight in Chapter 4 explores the roles of carbohydrates in weight gain and in weight loss.
  • New: "Global Nutrition Watch" accompanies this text at no additional cost to bring currency to the classroom. Updated daily, this resource provides convenient access to thousands of current academic journals, newspaper and magazine articles, and videos and podcasts for students to expand their learning and use these sources for projects and assignments.
  • Revised: Updated coverage throughout every chapter in the 12th Edition presents the field's latest developments, including a new section that introduces the Healthy Eating Index and evaluates the current American diet against dietary guidelines, additional information on nutritional genomics and a new figure illustrating nutrient regulation of gene expression, coverage of the ACSM's 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans, more information on childhood obesity, and research updates on dozens of other topics.

Additional Features

  • "Nutrition in Your Life" chapter openers introduce and engage students by connecting chapter topics to applications in students' lives. This feature is revisited at the end of each chapter in the "Nutrition Portfolio" sections.
  • At the end of each chapter, "Nutrition Portfolio" sections invite students to evaluate and compare their personal dietary choices with dietary goals introduced in the text. The "Nutrition Portfolio" questions are now correlated to Diet Analysis Plus.
  • "How To" sections guide readers through problem-solving tasks, such as calculating energy intake from the grams of carbohydrate, fat, and protein in a food. In this edition, each "How To" feature is accompanied by "Try It" activities for students to practice these skills.
  • "Nutrition on the Net" sections provide students with current websites to access additional information about chapter topics.
  • Praised by reviewers, Chapter Seven, "Metabolism: Transformations and Interactions," offers a clear, in-depth, and accurate presentation of this difficult nutrition topic, featuring student-friendly use of familiar phrases and attractive art while retaining the level of science that is expected for this course.


Explore this title's supplements:

A Functional Approach: Vitamins and Minerals for "Understanding Nutrition" (12th Edition)

Study Guide for "Understanding Nutrition" (12th Edition)

Diet Analysis+: Two-Semester Printed Access Card (10th Edition)

Nutrition Pathways Student Course Guide for "Understanding Nutrition" (12th Edition)



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